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crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
. >>> the past couple of days, they are being pounded by big storms. pieces of that are coming this way. we may see a few isolated showers. this is typical heat and humidity for around here. as we get into the weekend, it is going to be excessive. let's get started. just a bit of debris is there now. just enough to knock the temperature down to 85 degrees. very pleasant there. elsewhere around the area, 90's are typical. 99 has been the high temperature in manassas so far. a little bit of a funnel system coming. this little bundle is moving to the southeast. you may see some of that here in the next few hours. that will move southeast so another opportunity for some parts. tomorrow afternoon, another chance of a few storms. then it is back to the heat and humidity. low of 90's across the board right now. a little bit of a breeze in quantico. this is not a made up number. it to issue a pretty good guide of what it feels like at the moment. it feels like 90 degrees in frederick at the moment. these temperatures are only going to get warmer over the next couple of days. 98 in minneapolis. 98 in ok
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
. >>> pandora get into the social networking business. now the details, and a review of google plus. >> big changes are coming to pandora. the internet radio service is adding its own social network, which will allow users to monitor which songs for their friends are listening to and talking about. the service is available now for premium subscribers and later this week for everyone else. it has been a couple weeks since google launched google plus. it was easier to manage than facebook. >> google plus allows you to put people into groups and allows you to put them in different circles. you have to categorize the people into different groups, and that allows you to control what people see right from the beginning. >> it remains exclusive. only those receiving invitations for now will be able to use it. >>> we are going to be looking at the beltway a first, it's hot outside already. >> low 80's right now. i promised there is nicer weather on the way. tomorrow and on friday we will see temperatures only in the mid 80's, that is a welcome change. and no heat advisory. annapolis, maryland, righ
, the argument has become a more big picture thing. the tea party arguing the country slipped its constitutional moorings in a wholesale way. >> i believe in the founding father's vision of a limimed government. >> reporter: it's an argument that income taxes and federal reserve in governmein governmen guarantee health care and government that keeps growing is not all that is intended by the framers of the constitution. the guys whose intellectual garb they honor at rallies, garnering in what they did. we need to go back, but who is to agree what that means? >> we need to reread the constitution and enforce the constitution. there's a little section in there that talks about l le, liberty and pursuit of happiness. reporter: actually, that's not the constitution, that's the declaration of independence. lots of people seem to mix them up. >> drawing on promise and shrine in our constitution, the notion that we're all created equal. >> it's a very slippery slope to cherry picking your favorite golden oldie from the founding fathers and slapping it on political speeches. democrats and republicans qu
be back to normal. >>> another big story we are following, a break in a 10-year- old national league recognized murder for hire case. >> a judge overturned the conviction of a fairfax county man on death row nearly a decade. prosecutors argued that justin wolfe hired owen barber to murder daniel petrole in 2001. jummy olabanji has an interview and whipped justin wolfe's mother. >> in january 2002, justin wolfe was convicted of murder and sent to prison as the states in august death row inmate. yesterday a judge in the u.s. district court in virginia vacated his death sentence, a ruling that his family has been waiting for. terri says watching her son justin on death row the past decade has been anything but easy. >> i just keep breathing and keep going and keep the faith and was hoping some day soon the truth would come out. >> a federal judge ruled on tuesday that her son justin wolfe was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plots that sent him to death row. in march of 2001 the 20-year-old was accused of hiring owen barber to shoot and kill wolfe's drug supplier. owen barber w
was once a user or whatever, i am quite sure that played a big part. >> it seems to run in the family. >> christopher barry says he looks forward to setting the record straight at his trial later this month. >> marion berry will symbolically designate a section of roadway as martin luther king jr. drive. the council is expected to vote on the proposal tonight. >>> a whole new look is coming to the metro plaza. arlington county is working with the airport a party to make over the area between wilshire boulevard. officials want to build covered bike parking and improve the landscaping. the project will be completed in spring of 2012. for pictures of the new design, the to our website at wjla.com. >>> google is making video and book downloads easier. >> you might call it racial profiling. a new device will allow officers to take photos of suspects within iphone and instantly compare those pictures with those of known criminals. criminal say it constitutes a warrantless search. a new upgrade to be enjoyed operating system allows people to download content. nett flex customers are unhappy
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appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
to a pretty good start. back to you. >> thank you. >>> getting casey anthony's story may not bring in the big bucks. crossandra debt talks continue. linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. gold prices look that closely trading under $1,600 per ounce. some americans see that as a safe haven while lawmakers try to figure out ways to raise the debt limit. analysts forecast that gold prices will surge as high as $5,000 per ounce by 2020. >>> it is made headlines nearly every day, the casey anthony murder trial. free from jail now media outlets may be willing to pay big bucks for her story. 17% of people would welcome her account of the events leading to the not guilty verdict after she faced charges of killing her daughter. as for tv, 82% of those surveyed would not watch any tv program in which casey anthony was set to appear. participants in the survey say they would look unfavorably on a tv networks that would be involved in such a deal with casey anthony. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to
caucus coming up. another big story today lance armstrong, who's being investigated for doping, he's filed something in court that says that the leaks out of the grand jury including the investigators going to france, information about what they're finding, are designed to smear him. calls it a character assassination. he says even if he were charged and cleared people would still assume he did it. >> and you have that on politico.com. >> just popped up. thank you. >> we'll take a look at traffic and weather. >> and we'll check in with our doug hill. good morning doug. >> good morning. we're off and running to a pretty good-look morning. but by this afternoon and the rest of this week especially it is going to get uncomfortably hot and humid. let's go to laurel. a beautiful picture this morning. sunrise. a few high clouds on the eastern horizon. temperature 72 degrees. across the rest of the area it's still very comfortable. get the sunup and we'll see quick rises in temperatures through the 60's and 70's
thuman. >> thanks for waking up with us. i am pamela brown. the big story and today is the heat moving in again. steve rudin. >> another hot and humid afternoon. even harder -- hotter tomorrow and for the weekend. it's 80 degrees at reagan national airport. in the mountains to the west, martinsburg and winchester and cumberland and gaithersburg looking at morning temperatures in the 60's. we have the satellite and radar showing high pressure moving off the coast. that will signal a change in the wind direction. the lower michigan and northern ohio, there are storms that will fizzle out as a move toward us but the clouds will keep us a couple degrees cooler than we originally thought today. heat cranking up tomorrow for the daytime. highs this afternoon 89-94. in the overnight, skies clearing and the wind will change out of the south. the mid 60's to mid to upper 70's. 95-100 tomorrow with heat index around 105. letson an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. >>> a quiet morning. metro rail, marc rail, vre texting in just fine, no accidents to report as far as interstate trav
. the previous three to four months wasn't long enough to find a new job. >>> big pickup trucks respect selling. there's concern that could lead to price wars and lower profits. the biggest backlog is gm full size pickup trucks and gmc sierra. >> that is not a problem for the toyota prius. the automaker expects this year's sales to beat last year's despite the natural disasters that cut production. the increase of the prius sales was fueled by high gas pricic. >>> back to school sales are starting early. sorry, kids. one reason is that stores are nervous about consumer spending despite yesterday's good retail spending numbers. last year consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to-school shopping. >> the brand-new pencil keeper. >>> the shocking report on obesity rates across the country. here we go again, all the abdomen shots. why this is an alarming epidemic. >>> while being embroiled in a scandal rupert murdoch's world is crumbling around him. yeah, dirt? do you think the two of us will ever find the one? well, we've been left behind by so many mops and brooms... aw, man! ...but we have
. but now back to the news desk. >>> a big improvement on 270. 77 degrees right now. >> a pentagon investigative reports that thousands of military contractor passwords have been leaked. >> today on "oprah," the out of this world life of "star wars" actress carrie fisher, 4:00 and abc 7. we will be right back. ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> former british prime minister gordon brown says that he was a victim of "news of the world" tabloid. and there are reports that the royal family were targeted as well. rupert murdoch shut down the tabloid amid the hacking scandal. nine reporters could face jail time. >>> packers say that they stole thousands of unscripted military passwords from parliament contractor booz allen hamilton. passwords could be used to break into military e-mail accounts. the mclean virginia-based company says it does not comment on such matters. the pentagon is looking into it. >>> there is important information about the effects of secondhand smoke on children. a new study found that children exposed to secondhand smoke an
payments >>> big pickup trucks are sitting on dealer lots and there is concerned there could be a price wars and lower profits earlier this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is the gmc full-size pickup. >>> the toyota prius sales should be last year's sales. the increase in sales was fuelled by high credit -- high gas prices. >>> back-to-school sales are starting early because stars are nervous about consumer spending despite the good retail spending numbers yesterday. last year, consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to- school shopping. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:19 and time for traffic and weather. >>> the rain will start late this morning and into the mid day and it will really had us this afternoon. to let the morning sunshine deceive you. there are some blue sky is mixed in with cloud cover pa but it will be an active afternoon. this is the drought monitor. a good portion of our viewing area is abnormally dry at the moment. agricultural speaking, it is a good thing. it could be too much of a good thing. that is why we have the flash flood watch that will tak
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